(ORDO NEWS) — What distinguishes reality from illusion? It would seem that the answer is obvious. Reality is what can be seen, touched, tasted. Reality is that which is material, solid and durable. Our world is real because it is material. Do you agree? Let’s see what the representatives of the most material of all sciences – physics, think about this.
In fact, serious scientists prefer not to publicly talk about such things – but what good, you will be considered an idealist or, even worse, a mystic. But this does not mean that they do not think about it and do not discuss in their “narrow circle” questions about the creation of the world, consciousness and the immortal soul.
Penetration further and further “deep” of matter casts doubt on the foundations of materialistic doctrine – at least in what we are accustomed to call materialism.
Let’s take such a thing that is completely real and devoid of any mysticism, like a wooden table. You can touch it, you can sit on it, you can put dishes on it. It is strong and durable, if, of course, it is made of good quality material. Let’s start from the end, that is, with strength and durability. In other words, consider the existence of the table in time. Once upon a time, not so long ago, instead of a table there was a tree, which did not even suspect what the future was for its wood. And someday, in the not too distant future, there will be no table – it will break or it will be broken. And the wreckage will be thrown into the trash or burned. And perhaps they use it in some other capacity, and only then they throw it away or burn it. Hence, from the point of view of some funny from the point of view of the Universe, a time interval of a hundred years, the table is nothing more than an illusion.
Now let’s turn to its materiality – to what “can be touched.” After all, the table, like all material objects, consists of atoms. What is an atom? The atom, as strange as it sounds, consists mainly of emptiness. No wonder we were taught at school that the atom is like the solar system. In the center is a tiny nucleus compared to the size of an atom. Electrons move around it at relatively great distances. And between the nucleus and the electrons there is a vacuum. Emptiness.
But maybe the situation will be saved by the fact that the protons and neutrons that make up the nucleus, and the electrons that move around it, are material? If! These elementary particles are not solid “balls” at all. Nuclear physics has already established a hundred years ago that they are something in between matter (particle) and energy (wave). And if we talk about the physical laws that these wave particles obey, then the analogy with the solid, tangible world of larger forms becomes completely doubtful.
The uncertainty principle
It is not for nothing that one of the basic laws of the microworld is called the “principle of uncertainty”. According to Dmitry Sidorin, a former nuclear physicist and now a businessman, this principle is a real “headache” for those who, while doing the physics of the nucleus and elementary particles, are trying to hold on to purely materialistic positions.
The uncertainty principle, discovered by the German physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg in 1927, means, in general, the following: it is impossible to simultaneously determine two different, unrelated characteristics of an elementary particle. We measured, say, with good accuracy the momentum of an electron, so its coordinate immediately “blurred”. And vice versa. And all because the electron is not a wave or a particle, but something in between. This duality of the nature of elementary particles is called “quantum-wave dualism”. Nice and incomprehensible … Including for the physicists themselves, but they, as a rule, do not admit this. Moreover, problems arise with the very observation of elementary particles.
Here, another factor comes into play, which is difficult to explain from a materialistic standpoint – the effect of the observer. The very fact of observation affects the object of observation – how do you like that? An elementary particle, as it were, “feels” that you have aimed your super-powerful and ultra-precise devices at it, and is trying to “escape” from under observation. And she succeeds due to that very quantum-wave dualism. It turns out the following: the world basically (that is, at the microlevel) consists of a substance that freely flows from particles into waves, and besides, it changes depending on observation. Or maybe it’s not a substance at all, but pure energy – Force, as in “Star Wars”. And the world is different for every observer.
Everything is so confusing …
It is, according to Dmitry Sidorin in an interview given in June 2020. Since Sidorin is no longer engaged in physics, he can freely talk about views that are not quite, let’s say, consistent with materialist doctrine. However, one should not think that such views are common among modern scientists. But they ? are and deserve to be known to the general public.
The world depends on who is watching it and how, Sidorin argues. In a sense, we all live in the Matrix – only it was created not by machines, but by nature and ourselves. Each of us has “our own” Matrix, our own picture of the world, and it will become universal, that is, objectively existing, when information about it reaches the edges of the observable Universe.
What is it, wait 14 billion years for the information that Sidorin dropped the book from the table reaches the most distant galaxy? After all, this is exactly what, according to scientists, the size of the Universe – 14 billion light years; and information spreads “only” with the maximum possible speed – the speed of light.
Yes and no, the former physicist claims. Indeed, until the information about the fallen book reaches the entire Universe, the book will be somewhere in the middle between the positions “on the table” and “on the floor”, in the so-called “quantum superposition”. But you won’t have to wait 14 billion years: the Universe will know about this event instantly. And this will happen due to a very strange and incomprehensible phenomenon – “quantum entanglement”.
Quantum entanglement, according to Sidorin, means something like this. Two quanta (a quantum is the smallest fraction of energy, a carrier of interaction) are somehow connected with each other, “communicate”, interact. And then, due to circumstances, they are carried to different parts of the universe. But if something happens to one of the quanta, the other, regardless of the distance, immediately “learns” about it. Will the information travel faster than the speed of light? Much faster. Instantly.
If it seems to you that “quantum entanglement” turns all modern physics upside down, then … you don’t think so. However, it has a source and a possible explanation – the Big Bang.
Primary Energy and Soul
14 billion years ago, when the Big Bang occurred, the world, according to Sidorin, was very simple, consisted of pure energy and was described by one formula. ” Everything was in one place, there was no space or time in our understanding of these values. And then – bang! – and the universe was born. It began to expand, matter was born from pure energy, forces and interactions appeared.
In general, “everything is confused.” But quanta “remember” the time when everything was in one place and everything, including quanta, was a single whole. Therefore, from the point of view of the Universe, all quanta are one whole, disintegrated into particles, scattered in different directions and “entangled”. And in order to understand the nature of this whole (and at the same time the cause of the Big Bang), physicists need to “just” create a Unified Field Theory. Combine into formulas four known to date interactions – gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak (the latter two are responsible for the nucleus of the atom and elementary particles). And thus to receive a logical and consistent description of the Primary Energy – from what (or from Whom?) It all began.
Not a weak task, isn’t it?
In addition, Sidorin believes that physicists do not know all forces and interactions. Ghosts, poltergeists, déjà vu phenomena – all these are not fictions, but manifestations of particles and energies unknown at the present time. The question of the human soul naturally arises immediately. The soul has an energy that does not disappear with the death of the body. And since there is energy, then there are quanta that carry this energy.
In this regard, Sidorin mentions the theory of “organized objective reduction” – OOR, popular in the West.
The OOR theory attempts to combine quantum mechanics and the concept of the soul. Its adherents, American Stuart Hameroff from the University of Arizona and Englishman Roger Penrose from Oxford, believe that inside brain cells – neurons there are special protein polymers that act according to the laws of quantum mechanics and give rise to our consciousness. According to this theory, consciousness continues to exist after the death of the body, and can also separate from it during life and travel around the Universe.
“Matryoshka of illusions”
But what about the “illusory” nature of our world? According to Sidorin, for the development of mankind, it was necessary to have an idea of the world as solid and unshakable, reliably described by the laws of classical mechanics. Otherwise, we would not have been able to create material production and material culture. But now the time has come to realize that all material objects around us are a sensory interpretation of the multidimensional world.
We are used to thinking that our world is three-dimensional, that is, it has length, width and height. With difficulty, but still we agree to accept the presence of the fourth dimension – time.
However, the world has an infinite number of dimensions, and a person will have to come to terms with this. This can be helped by a mental exercise, which Sidorin calls the “matryoshka of illusions.”
Imagine a line on paper and creatures living on it. Their world is two-dimensional, they have no width and do not even have a concept of it. But if you are the creator of this line, you can move it across the paper. The creatures will decide that this is the third dimension, their “time”. By simply moving the line, they will interpret it as past, present and future, whereas we know that this is just width.
Similarly, if you look at our reality from the point of view of the four-dimensional world, our time is not time at all, but just another “width”. And so on, up to an arbitrarily large number of dimensions in the “matryoshka of illusions”.
… So, we live in a three-dimensional projection of a multidimensional world, because it is so convenient for our perception. And the multidimensionality of the world reminds of itself by the principle of uncertainty, the effect of the observer and various miracles, which, perhaps, are performed by forces and energies unknown now.
Will the understanding of such “illusion” of the three-dimensional world affect our daily life? It’s a matter of personal choice. Hindus, for example, are sure that our world and we all exist exclusively in the “golden dream” of the god Vishnu. But this does not prevent them from being one of the most cheerful peoples on our planet.
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